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Historic

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Snooping Elephants

The 20th Combat Mapping Squadron, known as the ‘Flying Dumbos’, operated F-7A Liberator reconnaissance aircraft in the southwest Pacific
theatre during World War Two...

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE 1918-2020

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE, one of the last surviving veterans of the Battle of Britain, has died at the age of 101.

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Aviation News February 2020

The full issue in page-turning format

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Rhodesian Eagles 266 Sqn’s Typhoon Years

The mostly Rhodesian-manned 266 Squadron flew the Hawker Typhoon from 1942-45...

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Tales of the Trislander

Barry Lloyd examines the Trislander which was developed from the successful Islander...

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Military

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Airbus nets French Guépard deal to close out sales year

Airbus looks to have been the beneficiary of an €8.6bn deal for the development, manufacture and delivery of more than 160 H160M ‘Guépard’ helicopters for the French Armed Forces

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 73

Welcome to the 73rd Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here

GA-ASI unveils heavily armed Mojave STOL UAV

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has unveiled a new unmanned aircraft system called Mojave

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Commercial

South African to Lease A350s from Air Mauritius

When, in a June 30 press release, South African Airways (SAA) confirmed it would lease a pair of Airbus A350-900s, very little was detailed about the carrier’s acquisition. Airliner World has since learned that the two jets will be handed over to the airline as part of Air Mauritius’ order for six examples, placed at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow.

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TRAINING FUTURE PILOTS

A new name and a new training centre, L3Harris Technologies received...

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A Tropical Adventure

Airliner World’s regular correspondent Sebastian Schmitz travelled...

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Latest news from maintenance, repair and overhaul providers

The latest news from maintenance, repair and overhaul providers...

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Flying to the Frozen Continent

Choosing to fly commercially to Antarctica rather than sail across...

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Flight Simulation

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Eagle Dynamics’ DCS World 2.5

A new phase

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Challenging Airports - Lord Howe Island (YLHI)

Challenging Airports - Lord Howe Island (YLHI), Australia

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NZ Charter Pilot Flight Adventure

Peter Stark explores the MilViz 310R Redux

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Leicester, United Kingdom

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Duxford Flying Days: The Americans

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "A tale of two countries bound by duty, find out about the special relationship between America and Britain. Enjoy a few surprises in the sky and a great day out on the ground at Flying Days: The Americans. Regarding the IWM Duxford Flying Days it says: "Enjoy a special themed display, providing an afternoon of over an hour of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol, United Kingdom

The event website states: "The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a free to attend, three-day event that celebrates the city and its heritage links to the remarkable world of hot air ballooning. From Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August, the rolling hills of Ashton Court on the outskirts of the city of Bristol are home to a temporary playground of entertainment, and a stage set ready and waiting for over 100 hot air balloons to take flight."

Abingdon Air & Country Show

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Abingdon, United Kingdom

Air and country show

Duxford Flying Evening

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "Evening flying featuring warbirds, pyrotechnics and more. Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield."

EBACE 2024

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Geneva, Switzerland

The event website says: "The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community."